Rincon’s tribute to ‘women all over the world’

Rincon's tribute to 'women all over the world'

CREDIT: Ayto de Rincon de la Victoria

Rincon’s tribute to ‘women all over the world’.

THE Azul Violeta Association (Blue Violet Association) together with the council’s social welfare department has developed a project ‘Voices from the Rincon, a tribute to all the women of the world”.

The project sets out to analyse society from a gender perspective through training and practical workshops with different women’s associations in the municipality, and the production of a documentary with testimonies from various females.

Deputy mayor, Elena Aguilar (Cs), explained the first phase – workshops and training – has already been carried out through virtual sessions.

“This has allowed for critical dialogue and constructive analysis to create a collective knowledge about the gender perspective and its importance in understanding social processes and the ways to eradicate inequalities and gender violence,” she said.

“Furthermore we have analysed how women have interpreted and represented these inequalities in works of art from different disciplines”.

Mabel Hechevarria, secretary of the Azul Violeta Association, said the “workshops were aimed at creating ideas through collage, a technique with great aesthetic and conceptual weight, so that women can express their opinion on specific issues that interest them”.

Themes chosen include: empowerment, sisterhood, labour inequality, inequality in sports, ecofeminism, stereotypes, and trafficking of women for sexual exploitation, among others.

The Amanecer de la Torre Women’s Association, the Women’s Association (AMUAXA), Luz Esperanza, the Red Cross and women living in the municipality have participated in the project.

“Voces de Mujeres (Voices of Women) is a meeting place where we can share and enrich each other, favouring empowerment and valuing what each person can contribute to build a more just society,” added Hechevarria.

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